summer care for cattle

Cattle Care in June Month

In month on June, the rising temperature result in animals being afflicted by fever, dehydration, decrease in body salt, loss of appetite and decrease in production.

As in May, all efforts are to be continued in the June month also to protect animals from the high temperature, the sun and the harsh, strong, hot and dry summer afternoon winds.

To protect the animals from heat keep them in the shade of trees.

If the sheep has not been sheared, then this must be done in this month.

Animal should be vaccinated against Haemorrhagic Septicaemia and Black Quarter.

Animal should be grazed in pastures during the early hours of the morning, in the evening or at night. In addition, adequate amounts of water should be provided to them.

Animals affected by Pica (depraved appetite) should be dewormed, and given feed which contains a mixture of essential body salts to treat and cure them.

If animals do not have access to green fodder, where required, they should be given Vitamin A injections.

Animals should be given nutritious feed containing vitamins and essential minerals and salts.

The Jowar grown in the summer at times contain poisonous element which can be harmful for the animals. Before feeding Jowar (sown in April and harvested in June) to animals, they should be given water 2-3 times.

Prepare fields for transplantation of fodder grasses

Vaccinate animals against FMD, Haemorrhagic Septicaemia, Black Quarter, Enterotoxaemia etc.

21 Days after the sheep have been sheared, their bodies should be drenched with disinfectants to protect them against ecto-parasites.

If possible try to install coolers or exhaust fans in cattle’s shed for proper air ventilation.

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